LSU’s Ben Simmons Admits To Doing Something Every College Student Does, Still Under Fire For It

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Ben Simmons is a phenomenal basketball player. He is also not the best at academics, but when you hold a golden ticket to stardom in the NBA, does it really matter? Unfortunately for him, his sub 2.0 GPA is what’s keeping him from being a candidate for the John Wooden award, which is awarded to the college basketball player of the year.

The low GPA prompted Kentucky fans to chant “GPA…GPA…GPA” at Simmons during their matchup Saturday in which the ‘Cats won easily over the Tigers. The low GPA will not make Simmons ineligible for the remainder of the season, according to LSU senior associate communications director Kent Lowe. In a recent interview with USA Today, Simmons admitted that he may have missed a few classes.

“I think it was just little things like missing a couple of classes and things like that,” Simmons said Monday. “And then it gets brought up. If it was somebody else, it may not have been brought up. Now, it’s one of those things that’s everywhere. But I’m not worried about that right now.”

Literally none of this will matter when he walks across that stage on draft day, and no one will remember it, either. Kid’s about to be rich.

[via USA Today]

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    1. JohnRedcorn211

      It’s a coupon for half off on a pack of Marlboros. I’d say that’s a good incentive.

      8 years ago at 3:04 pm
  1. Garth Holliday

    He’s going to make $5-$6 million next year. Who gives a rip what his GPA is?

    8 years ago at 3:09 pm
  2. CamBrady

    It’s okay because at this rate LSU won’t be a school in a couple of years.

    8 years ago at 3:37 pm
  3. FrattyCock13

    Aussie fucked up going to LSU. On a shitty team in college and gonna be on a shitty team the first 3 years in the league at least. Rip

    8 years ago at 4:11 pm
  4. MAGNUM VD

    That hefty NBA contract is gonna buy him a lot of mugs of Fosters at Outback. And for the record, that comment isn’t racist… It’s xenophobic.

    8 years ago at 4:40 pm
  5. Bro-hann Sebastian Bach

    Nationally recognized in veterinary medicine. You’re welcome Texas a&m fans your sheep will be just fine

    8 years ago at 5:07 pm
  6. Johnny Lawrence

    “I think it was just little things like missing a couple of classes and things like that. And then it gets brought up. If it was somebody else, it may not have been brought up. Now, it’s one of those things that’s everywhere. But I’m not worried about that right now.” TFM.

    8 years ago at 10:09 pm
  7. rocky of brohio

    cant wait simmons and russell to lead the lakers to numerous championships #lakers #rings

    8 years ago at 5:19 am